Roosevelt High School

Roosevelt High School serves 1,661 students in grades 9-12.
The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 is higher than the IA average of 14:1.
Minority enrollment is 43% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 20%.
Roosevelt High School operates within the Des Moines Independent Community School District.
The school district's 65% graduation rate is lower than the IA state average of 91%.

Overview

The student population of 1661 students has stayed relatively flat over five years.
The teacher population of 77 teachers has grown by 5% over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Total Students 1,661 students
Roosevelt High School Total Students (1987-2013)
Gender % 46% Male / 54%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 77 teachers
Students by Grade Roosevelt High School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 22:1 has decreased from 22:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.62 is more than the state average of 0.21. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (IA) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 22:1 14:1
Roosevelt High School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2013)
Asian
4%
2%
Roosevelt High School Asian (1988-2013)
Hispanic
11%
9%
Roosevelt High School Hispanic (1988-2013)
Black
22%
5%
Roosevelt High School Black (1988-2013)
White
57%
80%
Roosevelt High School White (1988-2013)
Two or more races
6%
3%
Roosevelt High School Two or more races (2011-2013)
All Ethnic Groups Roosevelt High School Sch Ethnicity Roosevelt High School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.62 0.21
Roosevelt High School Diversity Score (1988-2013)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
42%
34%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2013)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
4%
7%
Roosevelt High School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2013)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 35,179 students has grown by 11% over five years.
The district's graduation rate of 65% has decreased from 93% over five years.
School District Name Des Moines Independent Community School District
Number of Schools
Managed
62
3
Number of Students Managed 35,179 692
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2013)
Graduation Rate 65% 91%
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Graduation Rate (1994-2009)
District Total Revenue $399 MM n/a
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $382 MM n/a
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $12,622 $0
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $12,074 $0
Des Moines Independent Community   School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2013 (latest year available) NCES, IA Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Ruby Van Meter School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Callanan Middle School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hubbell Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
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Show me:
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Des MoinesHubbell Elementary School
    800 42nd St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8414
    0.2 mi | 455 students | Gr. KG-5                      
  • Des MoinesCallanan Middle School
    3010 Center St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8101
    0.7 mi | 626 students | Gr. 6-8                      
  • Des MoinesGreenwood Elementary School
    316 37th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8410
    0.7 mi | 446 students | Gr. PK-5                      
  • Des MoinesSmouse Opportunity School
    Special Education School
    2820 Center St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8210
    Special Education School

    0.8 mi | 152 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • Des MoinesRuby Van Meter School
    Special Education School
    710 28th St
    Des MoinesIA 50312
    (515)242-8220
    Special Education School

    0.9 mi | 171 students | Gr. 6-12                      

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